Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) (the “Company”) announces that the following documents have today been posted or otherwise made available to shareholders:
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, a copy of each of these documents has been uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing shortly.
The 2013 Annual Report and Notice of the 2014 Annual General Meeting are also available on Shire’s website http://www.shire.com.
Disclosure & Transparency Rule (“DTR”) 6.3.5 requires the Company to disclose to the media certain information from its Annual Report, if that information is of a type that would be required to be disseminated in a half-yearly report. Accordingly, the Appendix to this announcement contains a management report and the Directors’ responsibility statement. It should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited full year results for the year ended December 31, 2013, issued on February 13, 2014, which comprises the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared under US GAAP. The Appendix together with the unaudited full year results constitute the material required by DTR 6.3.5 to be communicated to the media in unedited full text through a Regulatory Information Service. This material is not a substitute for reading the full 2013 Annual Report.
The information included in the Appendix is extracted from the 2013 Annual Report which was approved by the Directors on February 24, 2014. Defined terms used in the Appendix refer to terms as defined in the 2013 Annual Report unless the context otherwise requires.
Deputy Company Secretary
For further information please contact:
+1 781 482 0733
+1 781 482 0999
+44 1256 894157
Notes to editors
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
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Statements included in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire’s results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, that:
Shire’s products may not be a commercial success;
and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire’s filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including those risks outlined on pages 27 to 34 of the Appendix to this announcement.